[ suhn-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈsʌnˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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a small or incomplete rainbow.
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Origin of sundog
First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain
Words nearby sundog
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Example sentences from the Web for sundog
Will the rise of Sundog mean the demise of your adventure travel?
It wasn't the sundog, however, but the glass that warned them.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats|James R. Mears
Sary's wood-pile's nigh gin out, 'n there was a mighty big sundog yesterday; 'nd moreover I smell snow.The Wit of Women|Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for sundog
/ (ˈsʌnˌdɒɡ) /
another word for parhelion
a small rainbow or halo near the horizon
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